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What do i need to open a greek restaurant?

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June 16, 2019 / By Delphia
Question: I need more information than location and employees, I need details step by step from planning till opening day.
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Caetlin Caetlin | 5 days ago
There are so many restaurants so far in Greece and most of them, unless they have something very exceptional to offer, are in search of customers. From your avatar name I gather that you are Asian. Does your country's cuisine have something that Greeks would love to eat? If so, go ahead an embark into an adventure that may cost you a lot of money. If, on the other hand, you plan to cater for your compatriots, then you will have to find the right location to have a large number of them on daily basis. The procedures for establishing a business like that are lengthy and costly. To acquire the right permits and final one to open usually take a long time to be issued. And that will be even more difficult if you do not know the language. The very first step to take is to visit an accountant who will take care of the economical details and provide you with the proper fiscal paperwork and a lawyer to do the rest. BTW. If someone from UK offers to do the legal part avoid at all costs.
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Caetlin Originally Answered: How do you open a restaurant?
1. Clarify your concept and put all the proposed details--from decor to dessert choices--in writing. If you can't write about them, they need more thought. 2. Investigate the regulatory requirements, both city and state. Prepare for a plethora of paperwork, including byzantine building codes with regulations covering everything from kitchen exhaust systems to interior finish requirements. 3. Find an ideal location. Do a demographic study of the surrounding area. Research the amount of foot traffic and the availability of easy parking. Then negotiate a lease you can afford. 4. Plan your menu early in the game. Kitchen layout and equipment purchases depend on it. Reduce your equipment costs either by purchasing used equipment or leasing new. 5. Find the funds. Write a detailed business plan and consider forming a small private corporation or starting a limited partnership. However much money you think you need, raise more. Many restaurant consultants blame the high rate of new restaurant failures on undercapitalization. 6. Allocate the available space. Remember that in addition to dining and kitchen areas you'll need room for dishwashing, storage, bathrooms and administrative work. 7. Plan the layout for the dining area. Remember to balance your desire for the maximum number of seats with your future customers' desire to shun tables crammed into awkward corners. Also avoid locating tables in the middle of the room like woebegone little islands. "Nestle tables--particularly two-tops--against low divider walls or other architectural features," advises restaurant owner and designer Pat Kuleto. 8. Keep the kitchen layout focused on efficient, safe food preparation. Ensure that there is sufficient light and ventilation, as well as enough space so that cooks, servers and dishwashers are not bumping into one another at the busiest times. 9. Don't neglect the graphics. From the exterior signage to the look of the menus, graphic design plays an important part in a restaurant's overall look. 10. Pay attention to lighting design. Focus dramatic light onto the tables to highlight the food, and complement it with glowing atmospheric light to make the customers look good. 11. Research and develop the menu. Taste-test the recipes repeatedly until the kitchen can achieve consistency. Remember that the food also has to look good on the plate. Plot out your menu pricing strategy. Have the final menu proofread before sending it to the printer. 12. Decide whether to offer full bar service. Apply for a wine and/or liquor license. 13. Investigate insurance needs thoroughly. Restaurants are simmering stockpots of potential accidents--from fires to floods to food poisoning and a hundred other potential horrors. The National Restaurant Association (restaurant.org) is an outstanding resource for insurance-related information. 14. Select and train the staff. Look for enthusiasm as well as experience. Allow ample training time before the restaurant opens. Remember that the person running the front of the house is as important as the person running the kitchen, and great service is as important a factor in winning customer loyalty as great food. 15. Set up a bookkeeping and accounting system. Establish control over the meal checks. There are dozens of scams that dishonest servers and cashiers can pull; get some expert advice on how to prevent them. 16. Designate a core of trusted employees to supervise storage areas carefully. Stress that they must check in all deliveries and audit the food inventory frequently. 17. Pass your opening inspection by a food safety specialist with your local health department, along with a plumbing inspection. You'll receive a permit to operate, which will be reviewed yearly. 18. Open your doors and welcome hungry diners.
Caetlin Originally Answered: How do you open a restaurant?
Do you have money and good credit? Firstly, I am in the process of getting a business loan from my bank. They are the most liberal of all lenders (from what I see), and I still needed EXCELLENT credit and 30% down. They say for restaurants, they would ask 50% down. So don't count on bank financing unless you have 50% of the amount. If you need $500k, you better have $250k. The rest, the banks business bankers will help you with. There's a lot of services for businesses, and they give A LOT of free advice and tips. They can setup payroll for you, direct deposit, etc, for like $10 a month. Anything else, speak to your lawyer or CPA.

Almah Almah
Well you do need to find a location, obtain the correct permits, buy equipment, create menus, buy tables & seating, buy food, then hire a staff.... open :-)
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Val Val
You need.... ...........A Greek Cook, Charm , Charisma.... ........And Soul .........without that ........your just another door with a sign over it waiting for customers to walk in.... ............Its NOT easy...
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Val Originally Answered: How do I go about getting the finances to open a restaurant?
There's no government grants to start a business. You will need to write a business plan to provice you can pay the loan back to the lender. Go to http://sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/plan/index.html or http://www.bplans.com/ where you will find sample business plans and instructions on how to write a business plan.

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